Scientific Name: Petrogale xanthopus
Size: Total Length 1,050–1,365 mm, including tail 600–715 mm
What does it look like?
The Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby is pale brownish-grey above, with longitudinal blackish dorsal stripe from forehead to upper back, russet patch near armpit, and two-toned white-and-brown stripe on hip. Tail long and orange-brown, with dark brown rings. Underparts white.
Where is it found?
Highly fragmented within former range. Occurs in south-western Qld, western NSW and areas of southern and eastern SA.
What are its habitats & habits?
The Yellow-footed Rock-Wallaby lives in rugged rocky areas. Shelters by day in rocky crevices and caves, although may be active diurnally in cooler weather, and feeds at night on grasses and herbs, supplemented with seeds, fruits and flowers. Lives in small colonies, with some becoming quite large.
Hunted by the Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax.
This species features in my book A Naturalist’s Guide to the Mammals of Australia